Travel theme: Flutter

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which might be enough to set your heart a-flutter, but I’ve been looking at other ways of fluttering for this week’s travel theme. First up, a pretty little bird launching into flight in a New York park, its wings a fluttering blur.

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Sticking with the wildlife theme, a most majestic flutterer, a giant yellow butterfly in Tikal National Park in Guatemala.

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Kites fluttering in the skies above Seattle’s Kite Hill

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…and fluttering flags from three different countries marking the spot where their borders intersect.

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I hope this week’s theme has you in a flutter to get started on your own interpretation. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Flutter
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it’s forever. – Carl Sagan

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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74 Responses to Travel theme: Flutter

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  3. That little bird is adorable, Ailsa! Another great theme for the challenge. *hugs*
    Here’s my entry:
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Leya says:

    Took some time to find it…To me it is birds and butterflies that first come to mind. Love that little bird especially!

  8. I love the challenge of photographing butterflies. This post fits your theme nicely, even though I’d already written it! Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

    • ailsapm says:

      Loved your post, that Cairns Birdwing is stunning, both male and female, I love the soft brown of the female against that pink flower. And Tommy’s face too, haha. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. xxx

  9. Pickleope says:

    I love it! Great theme and that first photo is astounding. You make me want to actually join in on this blog hop, if only I wasn’t so resistant to joining things and stupidly, stubbornly defiant.

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, drat your stubborn defiance 😉 So that top bird photo is a secret favourite of mine, it was completely unplanned, I only spotted the little guy right before it took off so just did a quick point and shoot, but I absolutely love the movement in it, and the light in its eye.

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  12. cocoaupnorth says:

    Hi Ailsa! Thank you for the beautiful theme. Love the image of the fluttering bird, a lovely take-off.

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  14. goannasnake says:

    So many fluttering things in my travel pics, but I’ve chosen this recent subject. Thanks for another great challenge.

  15. aj vosse says:

    You know… I think I’m gonna do a photo for photo copycat on this post of yours!! Not the same locations but the same topics, twisted my way!! 😉 Great footsteps to follow in!! 😀

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  17. smilecalm says:

    fills me with
    heart fluttering
    happiness 🙂

  18. 76sanfermo says:

    Perfect interpretation of the theme…

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  24. Enjoyed your fluttering photos, Ailsa. Have a happy Valentine’s Day, wherever it may find you and your backpack.


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  29. Majka says:

    Hi Ailsa! Here are some of my Flutter photos 🙂

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  33. Jackie says:

    Birds were the first thing that popped into my mind.And of course my true love.

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  40. Debbie Smyth says:

    I love that butterfly – and Tikal – near top of my travel wishlist

    I’ve got flags for my contribution:

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